May 1930 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire, his first 1st class innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Don Bradman scores his 1,000th run of the English cricket season

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Ollie Matson, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame halfback (NFL 1950s All Decade Team), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 4 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, born in Hackney, England (d. 1991)
  • May 8 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)

Person of interestPat Summerall

May 10 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • May 12 Pat McCormick-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, California
  • May 16 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player, born in Penang, British Malaya (d. 2013)